[Comments-org-renewal-18mar19] Opposed to Removal of Price Cap on .ORG Domains

Matt Edwards matt.edwards597 at gmail.com
Thu Apr 25 12:41:01 UTC 2019

Removing the 10% cap from .ORG domain renewals would be a mistake.  The legacy gTLD space (including ORG) is not owned by that Registry Operator - it is owned by the people who built those domains into something of value.  New gTLD’s can certainly be looked at in this way, but for legacy gTLD’s the idea should remain as payment for service, and not as if the Registry Operator were an owner of those domains.  The change to remove the 10% price cap will render legacy registrants vulnerable to exploitative pricing - you cannot simply move to a different domain when pricing on a .ORG or .COM varies wildly from year to year.

Please, consider the interests of the registrants over the registries.  The registrants are the more vulnerable population.  Allowing various and wild price swings year over year creates an unjustified transfer of wealth from the registrants (who built the equity of those ORG domains) to the registries (who it was understood were providing a fee for service model, not ownership).

Thank you,
Matthew J Edwards
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